Off-site Sessions - Fall Semester

Fall Semester Middle In-person Session

During the fall, the middle In-persons take place at a conference hosted by the IDV program and is located in a major U.S. city. The goal of the fall, middle in-person session is to combine class time with a list of speakers from both the academic and professional sphere. Providing students with the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals enhances the overall quality of these sessions.  Former ambassadors, professors, current/retired military personnel and politicians are just a handful of the various individuals who have spoken at the IDV conferences. Additionally, the program strives to provide a "hands-on" component by arranging for various in-the-field lectures and presentations.

The IDV Program has hosted past conferences at the following locations:


October, 2011

Defense, Diplomacy and Development: The Implications for Security Development

--US Air Force Base, Hurlburt Field, Florida


IDV student, Prebble Ramswell, participating in a weapons demonstration.

Link to conference program: defense_diplomacy_and_development.pdf


October, 2012

US Foreign Policy in Theory and Practice: Cultural, Economic, Political and Security Perspecitves

--Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel, Washington, D.C


Paul Bremer speaks to IDV students in Washington, D.C.

Ambassador Paul Bremer speaking to the students regarding his time as Presidential Envoy to Iraq.

Link to conference program: us_foreign_policy_in_theory_and_practice.pdf